There are at least three books published in modern times which have been called Book of Jasher, which are entirely different books. One is a Hebrew treatise on ethics, for which no one makes the claim of being a lost book of Scripture. Another is an easily detected fraud, published in 1751, which claims to have been translated into English by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus. As early as 1629 the Puritans demanded that it be removed from the King James version, and in 1827 Protestant Bible societies took a definite stand against it. Ours – the one in front of you — is a legitimate Hebrew document [hardly known beyond Jewish circles in 1827]. It was first translated into English by a Jewish scholar named Mr. Samuel of Liverpool, England. Mr. Samuel was in the process of translation when the above mentioned fraudulent work was republished in England in 1829. Before he saw it, he published a letter stating that he was also translating the same book, unaware that it was a complete hoax. By 1833 booklets were published to expose the fraudulent claims of the Pseudo-Jasher, making England a difficult locale for him to publish the legitimate version. Because of the hostile British climate, Samuel sold his translation to a New York publisher, and it was published there in 1840, away from the scandal."